Chris Richards, Crystal Palace

Amanda Rossmann-USA TODAY NETWORK

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The Basics

Age: 22
Club: Crystal Palace, Premier League
Position: Center back
Loves to: Be a modern center back

In One play

Profile

There may not be a more well-rounded center back in the U.S. men’s national team’s player pool than Chris Richards. Born in Alabama, Richards signed a professional contract with FC Dallas in 2018 before moving over to Bayern Munich in Germany later that year.

Richards made a handful of appearances for Bayern, but played most of his first-team Bundesliga minutes with Hoffenheim on loan before moving to Crystal Palace in the Premier League. Richards has good speed, defends in space, and has a strong passing range.